Trying to answer this question really drives home how much TBOS is a cut below the other great reunion albums. Give me any other 00s Maiden album minus Dance of Death and I’ll struggle to keep it to just 5. Here I get to 3 and then I get stuck. It’s not that the album is bad, but there are only a couple real standouts compared to a bunch of really solid if unremarkable tracks. I’ve said it before, but this album will go down much in the same way as Powerslave: a solid album made up of material that mostly stands on the shoulders of a few giants.
That said, it is an enjoyable listen and goes by fast. I also like the energy a lot.
The two obvious ones are If Eternity Should Fail and the title track. Empire of the Clouds is up there as well. After that I went with Speed of Light and Tears of a Clown, but could’ve just as easily been pretty much any of the other rockers on there.